Remember how he fed his fish in every episode? Remember those creepy puppets King Friday and Prince Tuesday? Mr. Rodgers was a part of my childhood and probably most American kids growing up in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Last night I was reminiscing and singing “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” fulling expecting my husband to chime in. Nope. Mr. Rodgers didn’t make it to Northern Ireland. Tim never got the chance to watch.
Fred Rodgers passed away five years ago. On what would have been his 80th birthday, March 20, 2008, there is a push to get everyone to wear sweaters. (Cardigans with zippers down the front aren’t required.) Here’s a video I found on YouTube starring Mr. McFeely, another member of the cast.
Won’t you wear your sweater on March 20th?